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Old 9th Oct 2012, 08:14
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That top wing has a Fokker look about it yet the undercarriage dosen't
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Old 9th Oct 2012, 08:21
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Morning VX275

That top wing has a Fokker look about it
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Old 9th Oct 2012, 10:11
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S2.

Daniel Brackx Collection

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Old 9th Oct 2012, 10:27
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Morning LM,

You have mate, the Fokker S.II

The S.II was designed by Reinhold Platz as the second Fokker primary trainer, but unlike the earlier S.I monoplane the S.II was an unequal-span single-bay biplane with a fixed cross-axle landing gear. It had side-by-side seating for an instructor and pupil and was originally powered by a 82 kW (110 hp) Thulin rotary engine. The engine was later replaced with a Le Rhone-Oberursel engine.

The aircraft was ordered by the LVA (Dutch Army Aviation) who purchased 15.

One aircraft was modified to use a Curtiss OX-5 engine to elicit a response from the United States Army Air Service but they were not interested and the aircraft was returned to standard configuration.


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Old 9th Oct 2012, 10:50
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How about a silhouette for a change....

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Old 10th Oct 2012, 03:51
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TEAM Minimax?
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Old 10th Oct 2012, 06:05
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Good shot - the MiniMax 1100.

Your thread.
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Old 12th Oct 2012, 04:18
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As I'm effectively on the night shift for the bulk of participants (Central Time Zone in the US), I have to reluctantly declare Open House.

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Old 12th Oct 2012, 09:30
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Here is an AviaQuiz type challenge:-
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Old 12th Oct 2012, 17:04
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Grumman A-6?
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Old 12th Oct 2012, 17:09
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That is the one SMOKEON


The Gumman A-6 Intruder. You have control.
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Old 12th Oct 2012, 17:16
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TKS,MR50.
Open House
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Old 12th Oct 2012, 23:13
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Good call SMOKEON and welcome to the thread

Nice one Mel, more interesting than the other side

Here's one for the Open House:

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Old 12th Oct 2012, 23:51
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Hello Trevor,

That looks like a Curtiss twin engine P-40C.

+1 on the A6 challenge. Didn't think of looking at the other side of the Grumman!

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Old 13th Oct 2012, 03:58
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Evening Karl,

You got it mate It is indeed the Curtiss twin engine P-40C

Twin P-40 : Probably the most unusual variant, it was a P-40C outfitted in 1942 with a pair of 1,300 hp (969 kW) Packard V-1650-1 Merlin engines mounted atop the wings, over the main landing gear.

One pulled from ex-service condemned units and modified into a twin mock-up for preliminary evaluation, [41-13456]
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Old 13th Oct 2012, 04:18
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Good Morning & Thanks Trevor.

Here is the next challenge:

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Old 13th Oct 2012, 19:56
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Afternoon Karl ,

Interesting this one!! Been busy today, so not too much time to look, but had a quick look in Aerofiles on the grounds that it's a trainer with no luck!

The tail, particularly the one-piece elevator has a distinctly Arado look about it, as does the hint of an inverted gull-wing, the Ar.80 is close and a V3 was fitted with two open cockpits and was involved in testing flaps, but I can't see any mention of it being fitted with what appears to be a seven-cylinder radial.

In need of a clue I think
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Old 13th Oct 2012, 21:41
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Evening Trevor,

Not American or German, it is European, though. (Go South from Germany )

Here is the front view:

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Old 14th Oct 2012, 00:17
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Thanks Karl,

Been out and only just got back, I've got an early start tomorrow, so I'll take a look then
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Old 14th Oct 2012, 04:58
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Evening Karl (if you're up late), otherwise good morning

Early start arrived and feeling refreshed enough for a quick look before I have to go!

Good old Fright archive seems it's the Caproni Sauro-1 aka Caproni Tricap

fitted | aeroplane works | caproni aeroplane | 1933 | 0376 | Flight Archive

FA used to be my first port of call for a broader search, but I had to abandon it when I changed my browser to Chrome as a bug prevented it from displaying search results, but I just tried it again and the bug has been fixed ,yipee!!

Good Challenge mate! Nothing much on the English Wiki and it's NOT listed there on the "Inverted Gull-Wing list, but it's on the Italian version with some pictures I thought that Graeme might have pounced while I slept as it's sure o be in one of his many books and he's pretty sharp on the Italians!

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